Create your own home workout

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creating your own circuit workout can be fun and also overwhelming. Sometimes its hard to even know where to start. Over the years I have found writing down my favourite workouts that I have participated in has helped. Then I can just do that same workout again and adjust any exercises I need to depending on the equipment I have at the time.

So here are some quick tips to creating your own workout at home:

  • Decide what muscle groups you would like to work on. Upper body, lower body or whole body.
  • Don’t worry too much about working on “Abs”. If you are doing exercises correctly you will be already working on your abs. You could do 100 sit ups every day and it would not make much difference. If you want to work on your stomach, work on what you put in your mouth instead.
  • Use exercises that you are confident with and have already done before.
  • Have an average of 6 – 10 exercises per workout.
  • You can add cardio in-between exercises; step ups, skipping, running, high knees, boxing
  • You can base your workout on time or repetitions (reps).
    • Time examples 20sec work 10sec rest, 30sec work 30sec rest, 45sec work 15sec rest, 1min work 30sec rest.
    • Reps could be anything from 8 – 20 reps per exercise. As you improve you can increase the reps. Once you hit 20 reps though you could increase your weight and then lower the reps.
  • Always make sure you include a light easy warm up for 5 – 10 minutes. Power walk, jogging and even doing some of the exercises you plan to do without the weights or half range.
  • Always make sure that you stretch and cool down at the end of your workout. For stretches to be really effective you would be looking to hold each stretch for 30 – 60sec. Take 3 – 4 big deep breaths in and out while you stretch.
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